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Obedience to the Faith Among All Nations August 10, 2015

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Epistle to the Romans, chapter 1, verse 5

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Merry Christmas, Christ is Born! January 8, 2014

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Glorify Him!

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Not All Red Shields Are Created Equal October 14, 2013

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Saw a post at a site called ‘The Truth Seeker’

It was about the Rothschilds (Jewish banking family whose name had originally been Bauer) and its title is a quote from Heinrich Heine:

“Money is the god of our times, and Rothschild is his prophet.”

Not a bad quote I suppose… I would probably lean more toward Rothschild as his war general but it’s pretty good.

Anyway accompanying this post there’s an image – which I assume is supposed to represent the sign which had reportedly hung from the Rothchilds place from which they took their name; the red shield.

Here’s the picture:

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On How the Church Prays for the World October 14, 2013

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St. Prosper of Aquitaine  - The Call of All Nations

The Church pleads before God everywhere, not only for the saints and those regenerated in Christ, but also for all infidels and all enemies of the Cross of Christ, for all worshipers of idols, for all who persecute Christ in His members, for the Jews whose blindness does not see the light of the Gospel, (more…)

Seven Twenty Four July 15, 2013

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Orthodox Christian Affirmation of the Mystery of Marriage July 6, 2013

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At the Tenth All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, held in Miami, Florida in July 1992, the Holy Synod of Bishops issued a document titled, “Synodal Affirmations on Marriage, Family, Sexuality, and the Sanctity of Life.”

The Affirmations were issued after a lengthy process of study and discernment with the intention of addressing issues that, even in our time, continue to be a source of debate and division within American society. (more…)

Christ is Born – Glorify Him! January 7, 2013

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Balfour’s Promise – Not God’s: Archbishop Theodosios ‘Atallah Hanna’ of Sebastia Speaks to the Occupation of Palestine November 19, 2012

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His Eminence Archbishop Theodosios ‘Atallah Hanna’ – Archbishop of Sebastia, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Of Jerusalem

“I am very sorry to hear about some religious groups in the United States that support the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Such support cannot be justified from a Christian point of view because Christianity is against any sort of occupation and injustice in all its forms and its rationalization.

These groups need to re-read their Bible, because the Bible calls us to stand with the marginalized and the oppressed and not with the oppressors.

For those who use the Bible to support Israel need to differentiate between God’s promise and Balfour’s promise (Balfour Declaration), because the occupation is the result of a promise given to the Israelis by Lord Balfour and not by God.”

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Full Text of Letter Sent to Congress by U.S. Churches RE: Human Rights Abuses and Continued Financial Aid to the Jewish State October 12, 2012

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Dear Member of Congress,

We write to you as Christian leaders representing U.S. churches and religious organizations committed to seeking a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians. Our organizations have been deeply involved in this pursuit for decades, inspired by the call and promise of Jesus Christ who said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

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The Dormition of the Theotokos, the Ever-Virgin Mary August 27, 2012

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“Friends and Disciples of my Son and God, do not turn my joy to sorrow…” – Virgin Mary, Synaxarion of Constantinople


In giving birth, you preserved your virginity!

In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos!

You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death!

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Sixth Century Byzantine Mosaic Shows Palestine on the Map July 26, 2012

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St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church – Madaba, Jordan

The Madaba Mosaic Map is a unique piece of art realised in 6th cent. A.D. as a decoration for the pavement of a church in the town of Madaba (Jordan) in the Byzantine Near East. At that time Madaba was part of the so called Provincia Arabia, and was inhabited by Aramaic speaking Christians descendant from the ancient biblical people of the Moabites. The mosaic was discovered accidentally about one hundred years ago (in 1897) while constructing a new church for the Greek-Orthodox Arab community, which was then settling on the very ruins of the ancient town of Madaba. (more…)

The Life of the World July 12, 2012

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Velikoretsky Procession, 2012 June 20, 2012

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June 2-7, 2012 – Russia:

Around 35,000 pilgrims participated in the Velikoretsky Procession, held annually in the Kirov Oblast. The procession is associated with the Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker “Not-Made-by-Hands.”

According to tradition, a local peasant named Semyon Agalakov found this icon in 1383 on the shores of the Velikaya River. After one of the villagers, who had not been able to walk, was healed by the icon, it was recognized as miraculous and became the object of pilgrimage. (more…)

Sunday of All Saints June 10, 2012

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(Commemorated on the first Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pentecost)

The first Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pentecost is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of All Saints. This day has been designated as a commemoration of all of the Saints, all the Righteous, the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics, both men and women alike, known and unknown, who have been added to the choirs of the Saints and shall be added, from the time of Adam until the end of the world, who have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives.

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On the Parable of the Prodigal Son February 13, 2012

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St. Cyril of Alexandria ca. 376-444

I hear one of the holy prophets trying to win unto repentance those who are far from God, and saying, “Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God: for you have become weak in your iniquity. Take with you words, and return to the Lord our God.” What sort of words then did he, under the influence of the Spirit, command them to take with them? Or were they not such as become those who wish to repent; such namely, as would appease God, Who is gentle, and loves mercy. For He even said by one of the holy prophets, “Return you returning children, and I will heal your breaches.” And yet again by the voice of Ezekiel, “Return you altogether from your wickednesses, O house of Israel. Cast away from you all your iniquities which you have committed, that they be not to you for a punishment of iniquity. For I have no pleasure in the death of the sinner, as that he should turn from his evil way and live.” And the same truth Christ here also teaches us, by this most beautifully composed parable, which I will now to the best of my ability endeavour to discuss, briefly gathering up its broad statements, and explaining and defending the ideas which it contains. (more…)